All that we are not stares back at what we are.
Quote by W H Auden
W H Auden Quotes
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man...
It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to...
Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho...
Men make the mistake of thinking that because women can't see the sense in violence,...
A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more...
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them....
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has...
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are...
My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out...
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.
Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
Art is born of humiliation.